College coaches were in the gym early Thursday morning to check out some of the elite talent in 2021 and here are some of the top performers from the 16U level.
2021 C Charles Bediako of UPlay Canada (CN) – 17 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks/19 points, six rebounds and two blocks.
2021 SF Kordell Charles of UPlay Canada (CN) – 16 points and eight rebounds.
2021 C Micawber Etienne of PSA Cardinals (NY) – nine points, 14 rebounds and three blocks.
2021 SF KJ Adams of Team Griffin (OK) – 31 points, eight rebounds, six rebounds, four steals and two blocks.
2021 PG Colbe Noland of Pro Skills (TX) – 20 points, six rebounds, five assist and two steals.
2022 SG Cason Wallace of Pro Skills (TX) – 16 points, nine rebounds, five assist and four steals.
2021 SG Jakai Robinson of Team Takeover (DC) – 18 points, five rebounds and two blocks.
2021 PG Rahsool Diggins of Team Final (PA) – 15 points, six rebounds and four assist.
2022 PG Ryan Nembhard of UPlay Canada (CN) – 22 points, six assist and four rebounds.
2021 SG Malaki Branham of Neo Tru Game (OH) – 18 points and six rebounds.
2022 SF Ty Rodgers of Neo Tru Game (OH) – 16 points and seven rebounds.
2021 SG Cameron Kimble of Vegas Elite (NV) – 19 points, six rebounds, three assist and three steals.
2022 PG Richard Isaacs Jr of Vegas Elite (NV) – 16 points, four assist, four steals and two rebounds.
2021 SF Dontrez Styles of Team CP3 (NC) – 15 points, seven rebounds and three blocks.
2022 PG Jayden Epps of Boo Williams (VA) – 20 points, three rebounds and three assist.
2021 SF David Jones of Boo Williams (VA) – 21 points and 13 rebounds.
2022 SG Amari Bailey of Mac Irvin Fire (IL) – 29 points, three rebounds, three steals and two assist.
Players to watch:
2021 PG Carlos Stewart didn’t have the greatest shooting performance (a lot of shot missed that he normally makes) but surely made his mark in other others. Very active defensively and in transition.
2021 SF David Jones did whatever he wanted in transition. He utilized his quick crossover to get by the defender and finish with an array of moves at the rim.
2021 Rahsool Diggins is as smooth as it gets. Tends to take the correct shot, controls the pace well and very poised for his age.
With more touches in the paint, 2021 center Micawber Etienne can really start to open eyes. Very good jump shooter from 15-feet and a good presence defensively in the paint.
2021 center Charles Bediako is the best 2021 big I’ve seen all weekend. Extremely great rebounder, great length and has an eye for the basketball. Can just throw it up and Bediako will go get it.